Just a "zebra" trying my best to live life to the fullest with EDS and POTS...and loving the ride.

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Five For Friday 6/23/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • I saw my shrink on Tuesday. Growth. Breathing. Perspective. GROWTH.
  • I had my pre-op at my ENT for my nose surgery coming up next Wednesday. I also had labs drawn for it, and the over-the-phone pre-op with one of the surgical nurses. I’m pretty sure this will NOT be the highlight of my summer. Let’s just get this over with, shall we?
  • 1 Day of PT. Back at it after recovering from NYC! 4 cardio miles, lots of strengthening in a core circuit, stim, heat, and OMT.

Five For Friday 6/16/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • One Day of PT. No exercise. Just OMT and LOTS of heat and stim to get me travel ready because of my angry, spasming ribs.
  • One MASSAGE to calm down my angry, spasming ribs.
  • One appointment with my OMT doc to work on my angry, spasming ribs. Are you seeing a pattern, here?

Five For Friday 4/28/17

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. Core circuit, cardio, and OMT!
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab. Interval training.
  • I saw my shrink on Thursday. We adjusted my meds, and I talked. A lot. It is so crazy; I have been seeing my doc now for 18 years. More than half my life. And not ashamed one little bit. Proud, actually to be focusing on my mental health too.

Five For Friday 3/4/16

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1. Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT. Cardio, scap exercises, and OMM on my jaw.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab. Treadmill, light weights, floor strengthening.
  • I saw my dentist for a 6 month cleaning. No cavities!
  • I saw Dr. Grubb on Wednesday. It was a long day, but a valuable day. I just love that man as a doctor and a person. Basically, my management plan for POTS is remaining the same EXCEPT now I have a prescription to get hydration infusions every week to help increase my blood volume, and hopefully make me less symptomatic. You have no idea how excited I am about this! There have been so many times when I have known in my heart that I needed fluids to help my flares, but was sure if I walked in somewhere and asked for fluids, I would not be taken seriously. I am hopeful that these infusions will improve my functionality. So grateful.
  • Insomnia struggles. Have I mentioned that I hate insomnia struggles?

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